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's emily schmidt. >> reporter: a white house photo op. >> this is an opportunity to meet with my wonderful cabinet. >> reporter: an imminent cabinet shuffle is expected. >> the president has got a lot of very good people to choose from, but he wants to put together a team, especially in international affairs, a team overall that going into the second term doesn't look like a group of second stringers. >> reporter: it's already politically charges. susan rice is thought to be a leading contender, but some republicans have been highly critical of rice following the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> when they go after the u.n. ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they even got a problem with me. >> senator mccain. >> thank you very much, mr. secretary. >> senator jokingly gave the post to senator john kerry. >> i think john kerry would be an excellent appointment and easily confirmed by his colleagues. >> he's also listed as a potential defense tair th secretary. ashton carter is on the list and former nebraska senator chuck hagel, a republican, could re
closer to that cliff. cnn's emily schmidt has more. >> go on. >> reporter: there are people who make overcoming obstacles even those towering 40 vertical feet high look easy. these rock climbers the heart of the climbing center business. >> i think with climbing, you have to trust your partner and you have to know that they're holding your rope. >> reporter: this takes team work which is why she's frustrated of another cliff looming in washington. >> so much uncertainty, not just for me as a business owner but for our members and our clientele. >> reporter: with negotiations stalled, she has put plans to expand her business on hold. she's worried because going over the cliff will cost middle class families an estimated $2,000 a year. money people won't have to spend here. >> it's always challenging when you're in a recreational type of environment because that's sometimes the first thing that people consider when they're evaluating their finances and what am i going to spend my money on. >> the fear that we're going to have, we're going to lose our customers and our shoppers and we'v
contingency plans, just in case. emily schmidt shows us the possible impact on agencies that regulate food safety. >> "oh, i like this one" >> preparing for the holidays at paul and tressa bennett's house is a reminder of something else just around the corner , a fiscal cliff deadline that's personal here. >> "i can't imagine funding being cut at this point. it would be tragic". >> tressa is worried mandatory budget cuts would hurt food safety inspection that's mattered to her since her twins were born in 1999. >> 'chloe was in the hospital for two weeks, luke for three" >> she and her babies got listeria poisoning from meat she ate while pregnant. the centers for disease control says contaminated food sickens about 48 million people a year, 3000 people die, so the fda and the usda's food safety and inspection service are charged with protecting the food supply. an 8-point-2 percent budget cut translates to a combined $157 million dollars. there's no word exactly what cuts would mean to inspector staffing "both fda and usda are already stretched pretty thin when it comes to the inspection
is in hawaii. let's go straight to cnn's emily schmidt in washington. good morning. so before he left the capitoal, he laid out this three-point plan to washington. >> before he left to hawaii, he left for a gift for lawmakers to ponder in washington. here are the three main points he's saying. he wants to make sure there's a law passed that ensures 98% of americans know their taxes are not going to go up in just under two weeks. he also wants to make sure that 2 million americans who would otherwise lose their unemployment benefits if we went over the fiscal cliff would be able to keep those benefits. and finally he says, look, we can take a look at the longer term proposals, the larger reform at a later point. just lay the ground work at this point. we also know before the president left, he talked by phone with house speaker john boehner. he met in person with harry reid, although what the private happened, we don't know. but publicly things sound a lot like they have for the past few weeks. take a listen. >> every member of congress believes that, every democrat, every republican.
in the aftermath of hurricane sandy was the hot topic at the white house today. as emily schmidt reports, emergency emergency's governor made a house call to make his plea for more aid. >> reporter: it didn't take long to see hurricane sandy's damage was bad. now officials are gunning to say just how bad. the numbers emerged at one capitol hill hearing after another this week. >> fema has provided over 14 million meals, over 16 million liters of water, over 1.6 million blankets and over 100,000 tarps. >> forced hundreds of thousands of families from their homes. >> one subway station south ferry is going to south over $500 million, nearly 600 million to repair. >> reporter: families impacted by the storm say it has been a huge blow. >> it doesn't seem like new york. i feel like we're in a third world country right now. >> reporter: so the governors of two state hit hard by sandy are taking their case to washington. new jersey governor chris christie meeting with white house and capitol hill officials thursday, new york governor andrew cuomo making the trip on monday. combined they are asking for
years ago, he'll likely be surrounded by some fresh new faces. emily schmidt looks at some of the people who may make up the president's new cabinet. >> a late november white house photo-op. >> this is a wonderful opportunity for me to meet with my full cabinet. >> .may be the last glimpse of this picture. an imminent cabinet shuffle is expected. >> the president has a lot of very very good people to choose from but he wants to put together a team especially in international affairs. a team overall, that going into a second term doesn't look like a second team. it does not look like a group of second stringers. >> the likely short-list to succeed secretary of state hillary clinton is already politically charged. susan rice--the us ambassador to the united nations--is thought to be a leading contender. but some republicans have been highly critical of rice following the attack on the us consulate in libya. >> when they go after the un ambassador apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me. >> senator mccain. thank you very much, mr. secretary. >>
of the year to avoid the fiscal cliff, automatic federal spending cuts could impact the foot we eat. emily schmidt explains. >> preparing for holidays is a reminder of something else around the corner. >> i just can't imagine funding being cut at this point. it was be tragic. >> she is worried budget cuts would hurt food safety inspection. that's mattered to her since her twins her born in 1999. she and her babies got listeria poisoning. contaminated food sickens about 48 million a year. 3,000 die. so the fda and usda are charged with protecting the simply. an 8.2 budget cut translates to $157 million. there's no word exactly what cuts would mean to staffing. >> both fda and usda are stretched pretty thin when it comes to the activities they do. they need increased resources and not fewer. >> agencies always say they're stretched. >> dean clancy is with freedom works and says the cuts leave nothing to fear. >> arguing that getting spending under control endangers public health and safety is a really irresponsible scare tactic. especially when you realize that these aren't real cuts. these
handle. emily schmidt explains. >> all right. there are people who make overcoming obstacles, even those towering 40 very vertical feet high, look easy. these rock climbers are the heart of lillian quinn lan's climbing business. >> you have to trust your partner and you have to know that they're holding your rope. >> this takes teamwork. which is why chow quinlan is frustrated by all the talk of another cliff looming in washington. >> there's so much uncertainty. not just for me as a business owner, but for our members, for our clientele. >> with negotiations stalled on the way to avert the fiscal cliff, chow quinlan has put plans to expand her business on hold. she's worried because going over the clip will cost middle class families an estimated $2,000 a year. money people won't have to spend here. >> it's always challenging when you're in a recreational type of environment. because that's sometimes the first thing that people consider you know when they're evaluating their finances and what am i going to spend my money on. >> the fear that i have is that we're going to lose some custo
's taxes will be going up january 1. as emily schmidt reports, a lot's happening not at the negotiating table, it's happening at the sunday talk shows. it's been 16 days since president obama and congressional leaders gathered to talk about how to avoid the fiscal cliff, the automatic spending cuts and tax increases that go into effect january 1. >> i think we're farther apart but we're coming together. >> i think we're nowhere, period. >> thursday treasury secretary tim geithner presented obama's plan, including $1.4 trillion in tax increases. >> there's not going to be an agreement without rates going up. >> president obama also proposed a $16 billion of spending cuts. >> i'm just flabbergasted. i looked at him and said you can't be serious. >> the house speaker says republicans put increased revenues including efforts to close tax loopholes and put the tax cuts on the table instead of raising tax rates for anyone. >> if there's another way to get income from upper income americans that doesn't hurt our economy, then why wouldn't we consider it. >> those are publicly unchanged deadlin
of turnover among his top advisers. emily schmidt has a first look at the upcoming changes in the president's cabinet. >> reporter: a late november white house photo-op. >> this is a wonderful opportunity for me to meet with my full cabinet. >> reporter: maybe the last glimpse of this picture, an imminent cabinet shuffle is expected. >> president has got a lot of very, very good people to choose from. but he wants to put together a team, especially in international affairs, a team overall that going into a second term does not look like a second team, does not look like a group of second stringers. >> reporter: the likely short list to succeed secretary of state hillary clinton is politically charged. susan rice, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, is thought to be a leading contender. some republicans have been highly critical of rice following the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> when they go after the u.n. ambassador, apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they got a problem with me. >> senator mccain. >> thank you very much, mr. secreta secretary. >> re
and that includes the food and drug administration in charge of keeping what we eat safe. our emily schmidt explains what that means. >> there are two agencies responsible for food safety. under sequestration, the job's the same with less funding to make it happen. preparing for the holidays and paul and tress ya bennett's house is a reminder of something else around the corner, a fiscal cliff deadline that's personal here. >> i just can't imagine funding being cut at this point. it would be tragic. >> teresa is worried mandatory cuts would mean. >> closely was in the hospital for two weeks, luke, for three. >> she got listeria from food she ate while pregnant. it affected 48 million people a year. the fda and the food safety and inspection service are charged with inspecting the food supply. an 8.2% budget cut combines. there's no word exactly what cuts would mean to inspector staffing. >> both fda and usda are already stretched pretty thin when it comes to the inspection and food safety work they do. they need increased resources and not fewer. >> agencies always say they're stretched. >> dean cha
between president obama and house speaker john boehner. emily schmidt is in washington. >> reporter: it this been 23 days since president obama and house speaker john boehner met face to face to talk about how to avert it. that's until they met this afternoon. this was a surprise meeting. nobody spotted boehner coming or going. nobody is saying much beyond two statements, one from the white house, from one boehner's office. the wording here is identical, ening with this, the lines of communication remain open. the two men last spoke by phone on wednesday. ontry, mr. boehner said the white house had wasted another week for potential compromise. we don't know what prompted this meeting, just that for the first time in a while, the two sides are agreeing on something even if it's just the wording of their statements and keeping tight lipped about what was said. don? >> emily, thank you very much. >>> in today's meetings between president obama and speaker boehner, is it a sign we're close to a fiscal cliff deal? i asked cnn senior political analyst david gergen. >> they recognize the d
you buy and the food you eat. here's cnn's emily schmidt with the details. >> i like this one. >> reporter: preparing for the holidays at their house is a reminder of something else just around the corner, a fiscal cliff deadline that is personal here. >> i just can't imagine funding being cut at this point. it would be tragic. >> she's worried mandatory budget cuts would hurt food safety inspection that's mattered to her since her twins were born in 1999. >> chloe was in the hospital for two weeks and luke for three. >> they got listeria poisoning from meat she ate while pregnant. they same it sickened 48 million people a year, 3,000 die. the fda and the usd a's food safety and inspection sfgs are charged with protecting the food supply. an 8.2% budget cut translating to a combined $157 million. there's no word what cuts mean to inspector staffing. >> both fda and usda are stretched thin when it comes to the inspection activities and the food safety work they do. they need increased resources and not fewer resources. >> agencies always say they're stretched. >> dean clancy is
point to a stalemate. >> emily schmidt has more >> you don't have to look far fiscal cliff theater... >> nobody wants to get this done more than me. gets solved. >> but key players aren't talking in the same room. congressional aides say they're not even communicating by phone or e- mail. >> the president is ready, willing and able, waiting to be able to sit down and seriously negotiate this but they have to be willing to come to the table with specifics. i think the next 72 hours are critical. if he sits back and continues to play politics, that'll give you going. >> some lawmakers are going back to their districts. congress has little scheduled business for the rest of the week. house speaker john boehner says that wouldn't stop negotiations. >> i'll be available at any moment to sit down with the president to get serious about solving this problem. >> a sticking point remains whether to raise tax rates for the wealthiest two percent of americans. speaker boehner concedes the rich will pay more in taxes, but says that won't solve a spending problem. his democratic counterpart
uncertainty about the fiscal cliff is more than they can handle. emily schmidt explains. >> climb on. >> reporter: there are people who make overcoming obstacles, even those towering 40 verier if the val feet high easy. these rock climbers are the heart of the climbing center business. >> i think with climbing, you have to trust your partner and you have to know that they are holding your rope. >> reporter: this takes team work, which is where she is frustrated by all the talk of another cliff looming in washington. >> there's so much uncertainty, not just for me as a business owner but for our members, for our clientele. >> reporter: with negotiations stalled on the way to divert the fiscal cliff, she has put plans to expand her business on old. she is worried because going over the cliff will cost middle class families an estimated $2,000 a year, money people won't have to spend here. >> it's' always challenging when your nee a recreational type of environment because that's sometimes the first thing that people consider, you know, when they are evaluating their finances and what a
's emily schmidt in washington, not hawaii. emily, good morning. when will we see everyone back in washington to try to work out a deal? >> randi, that's a good question. everyone has left town. they did so yesterday. everyone is saying they'll be back again after christmas. if there are any negotiations that happen, it will be at least a few days that they would have to be done long distance. and there is a lot of work, it seems, still to be done. we've heard from president obama and house speaker john boehner over the past few hours. and it sounds publicly as if they are still quite far apart. take a listen. >> every member of congress believes that. every democrat, every republican. so there is absolutely no reason, none, not to protect these americans from a tax hike. and at the very least let's agree right now on what we already agree on. let's get that done. >> the president has offered so far simply won't do anything to solve our spending problem. and begin to address our nation's crippling debt. instead he wants more tax hikes and spending that will hurt our economy. >>
accepted solution how to prevent them. but as emily schmidt explains, several lawmakers have their own strong feelings about what the shrugs should be. emily. >> reporter: for a few moments after the newtown shooting, words weren't needed. [ bell tolling ] >> reporter: he put joe biden in charge of a task force to look at issues repeated connected with mass shootings. the white house supports reinstating the weapons assault ban that expired in 2004, limiting high-capacity magazines and implementing universal background checks. >> there is no more uphill fight than this. the question is, do we fight or do we knuckle under? we're not knuckle-underers. we're just not going to knuckle under. >> reporter: senator diane fi feinstein says she will push for the ban, even as the senator has said it's time to reexamine some gun control laws. >> as a proud defender of this second amendment, as a proud member of the nra, you know, we should question and look and see if there is a better way to do this. >> reporter: add that political shift to new polls showing more public support for gun control,
just as divided. here i am. and now they're geographically divided, too. cnn's emily schmidt is in the nation's capital this morning. so president obama's in hawaii. house speaker john boehner and other lawmakers have gone home for the holidays. what does all this mean for the chance of getting a deal done before the deadline? >> reporter: no doubt that president obama went to a warmer climate with the weather and probably a warmer climate politically. if there's any negotiating that will be done now, it will have to be done long distance for the next few days. we know that speaker boehner and president obama spoke in washington yesterday before they left. but when you hear their final words to reporters, it shows there is a continued public divide. >> the president and senate democrats have vowed to reject and veto all of our proposals while failing to offer responsible solutions of their own. but the president has -- what the president has offered so far simply won't do anything to solve our spending problem and begin to address our nation's crippling debt. >> in the next f
aid continues from high-profile advocates. emily schmidt has more from washington. >> it didn't take long to see hurricane sandy's damage was bad. now--- officials are beginning to say just how bad. the numbers emerged at one capitol hill hearing after >> fema has provided over 14 million meals, over 16 million liters of water, over 1.6 million blankets, and over 100,000 tarps. >> hundreds of thousands of families have had to go from their homes. >> one subway station, south ferry, is going to cost over 500 million dollars-- nearly 600 million --to repair. >> families impacted by the storm say it's been a huge blow. >> it doesn't feel like new york, i feel like i am in a third world country right now >> so the governors of two states hard hit by sandy are taking their case to washington: new jersey governor chris christie meeting with white house and capitol hill officials thursday. new york governor andrew cuomo made the trip monday. combined, they're asking for more than 7 7 -billion federal dollars for relief. >> this is a big situation, big numbers, there need to be more conversa
for you today as crucial as the safety of america's food supply. here is emily schmidt. >> reporter: preparing for the holidays at paul and theresa's house is a reminder of something else just around the corn, a fiscal cliff deadline personal here. >> i just can't imagine funding being cut at this point. it would be tragic. >> reporter: tressa is worried mandatory budget cuts would affect food safety inspections. >> chloe was in the hospital for two weeks, luke for three. >> reporter: the centers for disease control says contaminated food sickens about 48 million people a year, 3,000 people die. so the fda and the usda's food safety and inspection service are charged with protecting the food supply. an 8.2% budget cut translates to a combined $157 million. there is no word exactly what cuts would mean to inspector staffing. >> they both are stretched thin when it comes to the inspection activities and the food safety work they do. they really need an increased resources and not fewer resources. >> agencies always say they're stretched. >> reporter: dean clancy is with freedom works,
for a night to honor some of america's greatest talent. cnn's emily schmidt has a look at tonight's recipients. >> reporter: the kennedy center honors are a bit like washington's oscars, red carpet out front. president and mrs. obama inside to greet seven very different artists. >> it's very rare to see led zeppelin songs being sung at the same time as david letterman jokes are being told, but i think it's going to be a great show. >> reporter: this will be balk dickinson's 20th kennedy honor show. he says there's imagine nick the room because there are no nominees here, no losers. all honorees have earned their place. british band led zeppelin will be here. their songs like "stairway to heaven" are as epic as their songs in the u.s. it's one kind of performance. this is another. russian-born natalia danced with the royal ballet. she performed accident occurring the kennedy center honors in 1981. now others will perform for her. >> chicago, thank you very much, i love you and will never leave. i'll leave but i'll be back. >> reporter: buddy guy got a chicago sendoff for his honors. he was born
cuts will affect agencies across the board, and that includes the food and drug administration. emily schmidt explains what it could all mean for your food. >> susan, the federal government says americans spend about a trillion dollars a year on food. there are two agencies responsible for food safety. the job is the same with less funding to make it happen. >> preparing for the holidays in the bennett's house, is a reminder of something else, a fiscal cliff deadline that's personal here. >> i can't imagine funding being cut at this point, it will be tragic. >> chloe was in the hospital from two weeks, luke for three. >> contaminated food sickens about 48 million people a year. so the fda foot safety and administration service -- the budget cut translates to a combined $157 million. there's no word exactly what cuts would mean to expecter staffing. >> they're already stretched then when it comes to the inspection activities, they really need increased resources, and not fewers. >> agencies always say they're stretched. >> dean clancy is with freedom works, and says there is nothing to
sides say their differences could not be greater. any new you law would be bridging that divide. emily schmidt cnn washington. >> thank you, tomorrow, srnts joe lieberman will join us to talk about the culture of violence in america and we will have former congresswoman hutchison. the head of the national school shield program. on the field and off. we are looking at the biggest sports stories of 2012, counting them down from 10 to 1, next. really? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms, plus it relieves your runny nose. [ breathes deeply ] awesome. [ male announcer ] yes, it is. that's the cold truth! from a giant finish in the super bowl to the golden performances in the limp piolympics, it's ti look at the stop stories of the 2012. >> the 2012 year in orts began with eli manning and the new york giants proving it's not how you start but rather how you finish. a tiger won baseball's triple crown since 1967, but it was a panda that helped to lead the giants to a world series championship. serena williams reasserted her dominance in the sport of tennis and
legislative changes down the line. zoraida? >> i know a lot of people are hoping so. emily schmidt, live in washington for us. thank you very much. 6:30 eastern soledad o'brien will be joined by congresswoman sheila jackson lee. the texas democrat is calling for an immediate ban on all assault weapons. soledad will be joined by senator joe manchin, the west virginia democrat is an nra member. he says now is the time to act on tightening up our gun laws as well. as we said, newtown schools will re-open today. but they will be open two hours later than usual. sandy hook remains an active crime scene. it is still closed. hundreds of newtown teachers and staff met with a national expert on kids and bereavement, as well as state mental health counselors. for the students and their families it is a return to healthy and helpful routine. here's sandra endo. >> reporter: in the wake of tragedy, a step towards normalcy, for newtown kids, that means going back to school. >> we also are going to be a little bit worried, because we know what we thought was a secure school had this happen to them. >>
the sale of all assault rifles in its stores. this is nationwide. emily schmidt is live from washington right now with all of the details. good morning to you. >> zoraida, good morning to you. we have heard from even democratic lawmakers that this was in newtown a game changer. we're beginning to see potentially the impact of these shifting landscapes, especially in commercial ways and political ways. we start with commercialized. dick's sporting goods, one of the nation's largest sporting goods retailers has said in newtown, connecticut, the store that's closest to the shooting, they'll remove all guns from the stores. nationwide they'll be suspending the sale of some semiautomatic weapons. they say they are doing so out of respect for the victims and for their families. then you take a look at what is happening politically. "the washington post" is reporting this morning that yesterday president obama directed some members of his cabinet to come up with proposals immediately to take a look at new gun control measures, including potentially the end of the assault weapons, banning that,
schmidt joins us live from our washington bureau. emily, interesting what's going on. what have we learned about today's meeting? >> interesting symmetry here. it is 23 days until the deadline and it had been 23 days since president obama and john boehner met face to face about how to avert it until they met this an. this was a bit of a surprise meeting. it took place behind closed doors and all that we are being told resulted from it came from two separate shamts. one from the white house, one from a congressional staffer, and the statements' wording is identical. this afternoon the president and speaker boehner met at the white house to discuss efforts to resolve the fiscal cliff. we're not reading out details but the lines of communication remain open. this meeting was not on the official white house schedule today. wednesday, a source familiar with the conversation said the two actually spoke by phone. that was the first time in a week they had done so. no reported breakthrough then. back on monday, the president and the speaker were at the same event together, a holiday party at the w
's taxes will go up january 1st, and as emily schmidt reports, there's been a lot of talking on the sunday talk shows but not at the negotiating table. >> reporter: it's been 16 days since president obama and congressional leaders met to talk about how to avoid the fiscal cliff. the automatic spending cuts and tack increases that begin to kick in if there's no agreement by january 1st. 16 days to get here. >> i think we're far apart still, but i think we're moving closer together. >> i would say we're nowhere, period. we're nowhere. >> reporter: thursday treasury secretary timothy geithner proposed president obama's plan which included $1.6 trillion in tax revenue coming largely from an expiration of bush era tax cuts for families who make more than $250,000 a year. geithner says that's a must. >> there's not going to be an agreement without rates going up. >> reporter: the administration's plan also included $50 billion in new stimulus spending. boehner says the entire proposal represented three weeks of wasted time. >> i was just flabbergasted. i looked at him and said you can't be serio
, regardless of gender...a huge responsibility for the littlest heir. emily schmidt, kron4 news. >> we are seeing a much needed break in the wet weather. the rain is expected to return tomorrow and wednesday. it will largely be concentrated in the north bay. however, it could impact the entire bay area. and thursday, partly cloudy conditions. and a lock at the satellite & radar. there rainfall is missing us but it is approaching the north bay. we are expecting some evening showers but momor for tomorrow. with showers filter into the north bay. that look 11. the coverage could be a bit more widespread than but the futurecast is showing. again, more coverage and possibility in san francisco and oakland could be impacted with light showers tomorrow evening. early wednesday, the cold front and light rain. by 5:00 wednesday, is rolling through vallejo, san rafael. this will move south of the golden gate. and wednesday, a quick moving system. as we move through heavy rainfall to the san mateo coast. lingering showers and conditions will be largely dried. let us take a look get rainfall headl
's a sign the two sides have a lot to discuss---once they decide to do so. emily schmidt, kron4 news >> it appears americans don't mind sharing opinions.. even on things that don't exist. a recent poll by public policy polling found 25- percent of americans took a stance on a phony debt reduction policy called the "panetta-burns plan." the proposal was dreamed up by pollers to test how many people would speak on something they clearly don't know anything about. eight-percent of those polled supported the mythical plan and 17-percent opposed it. in contrast, 39-percent of voters were willing to share their thoughts about the "simpson-bowles" deficit reduction plan... a real policy up for debate in congress. 4:4:02 a.m. we will be right back. this live look from walnut creek. 4:42 all fresh & e z could be closing the stores -- fresh and the ec could be closing easy.... >> welcome back. 4: 44 most suspected bank robbers try to hide the evidence. but police say a boastful nebraska teenager flaunted hers...on youtube. jeanne moos reports >> note to accuse to pay cropper's it does not help
boehner. our emily schmidt is in washington. >> reporter: this was a bit of a surprise meeting. it certainly took place behind closed doors, and all we are being told resulted from it came from two separate statements, one from the white house, one from a congressional staffer, and the statements' wording is identical. this afternoon the president and speaker boehner met at the white house to discuss efforts to resolve the fiscal cliff. we're not reading out details of the conversation, but the lines of communication remain open. this meeting was not on the official white house schedule today. wednesday a source familiar with the conversation said the two actually spoke by phone. that was the first time in a week they had done so. certainly no reported break-through then. back on monday the president and the speaker were at the same event together, a holiday party at the white house. republican and democratic sources said the two didn't even talk there. john boehner said on friday the white house had wasted another week in potential compromise. at this point we don't know what
to the parents in connecticut. cnn's emily schmidt spoke with a father who lost his daughter in the shootings at virginia tech. >> reporter: one day after virginia tech became home to the deadliest school shooting in u.s. history, a father somehow found the words to describe the unthinkable. a daughter, not picking up her cell phone. >> i could only assume the worst because she was not responding, nobody knew who she was. >> reporter: he talked about his 18-year-old daughter, the star student, the teenager who thought dance could change the world. who was shot to death in french class. and that day he talked about her mainly in the present tense. >> i keep her in my mind. her face is in my mental vision. and it keeps me going. >> reporter: it's been what's kept him going for more than five years. what is it like talking about her today? >> oh, hasn't changed. she's in my heart. >> reporter: remembered in the family pictures, on the flag in the front yard. but she has been missed at so much. what would have been her graduation. her funeral. her memorials. her father says newtown made the missi
moving in the direction of tighter gun laws in the aftermath of the tragedy. emily schmidt live in washington, d.c. with details. emily. >> soledad, good morning to you. yesterday in the senate, a moment of silence for the victims of newtown, a time when words weren't necessary. across the country, other responses to the shooting are beginning speak for themselves. one of them coming commercially. take a look at what's happening at dick's sporting goods. a major retailer. go to their website this morning and look for modern sporting rifles, the website will turn up a blank page. that is because dick's said it's suspending sales of that weapon nationwide. also removing all guns from its store that is closest to newtown, connecticut. out of respect it says for the victims and families affected by the newtown shootings, unclear how long that suspension will last. but certainly some lawmakers in washington are saying they want to see more permanent changes. senator dianne feinstein says there is no second amendment right to bear every type of weapon possible. she wants to see change
, better known as nra. emily schmidt is joining us with more of this story. what is going on? >> wolf, the nra has said almost nothing since last week's shooting. late this afternoon, that all changed with this statement saying, out of respect for the families and as a matter of common decency, we have given time for mourning, prayer, and investigation of facts before commenting. now the nra is set to hold a news conference on friday, one full week after the shooting. it could be a test of the nra's clout in a political landscape potentially altered. >> from all of us here at nra.com, our hearts go out to the people of newtown, connecticut, and the folks who are grieving tonight after the horrendous murders at sandy hook elementary. >> the statement is a departure from how the nra has handled previous gun-related tranl dees. until the facts are thoroughly known, nra will not have any comment. that was almost identical to the comments following other high-profile shootings. the nra is prepared to offer meaningful contributions to make sure this never happens again but has not gone into
are making contingency plans in case they don't. as emily schmidt reports, agenciessthatt regulaae food safettyare on alert bbcause of the potential familles. d have ome fiical 3 "oh, i like thii one" preparing for the holidays at paul and tressa bennett's housee s a reminder of somethinn elseejust aroond the corner , a iscal cliff deadline hat's personal heee. "i can't imagine funding being cut at this point. it would be tragic". tressa is worried mandatory budget uts would hurt food safety inspection her twins weeeeborn in 1999. 'chloe was ii the hospital for and herrbabies got listeria poisoninn from meat she ate while pregnant. the centers connaminated ood sickens about 48 milllon people a pear, 3000 people die, so the fda and the usda's fooo safety and inspection service are charged with prrtecting the food suuply. an 8-point-2 to a combined $157 million dollars. there's no word exactly what ccts would mean to inspector staffinn "bbth fda and usda are already ptretched pretty thin when ii comes to the innpection activities anddthe food safety work they do.they really need incr
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